There are many reasons why one would and should consider choosing distance learning education. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning.
Advantages of distance learning
- Distance learning allows you to fit your studies around your work and home life
- You set your own pace at which you will study
- You can decide when, where and for how long you would like to study
- You can study from anywhere in in the world
- You can learn useful transferable skills through distance learning education, such as planning and researching
- Distance learning education is more affordable
- Your study material gets delivered to your home, post office or office
- No daily travelling to classes – cost saving
Disadvantages of distance learning
- You won’t get to socialise with fellow students on a daily basis
- You won’t have direct access to a tutor
- You have to be self-motivated in order to complete your assignments and study at regular intervals
- Distance learning may not always be acknowledged by certain employers
Distance learning accreditation
Most distance learning institutions ensures that all distance learning programmes and qualifications are of the same high quality as campus-based programmes and qualifications. It is advised however to make certain of this before you enrol for a programme.
Distance learning gives you easy access to undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level courses.